We’re feeling the summer heat, and we can’t get enough of it! While nothing quite beats the sensation of cruising on an open highway in the summertime, there are some sticky situations that can take your experience from hot to cold real fast. Perform these pre-driving maintenance checks to make sure your car is ready to hit the road and well-protected from the elements. Plus, some summer driving tips you might not have thought about.
Summer Pre-Driving Maintenance Checks
Whether you’re pulling off the dust cover for the first time this year or you’re transitioning from spring to summer driving, here are some routine checks you can’t afford to overlook.
Check 1: Windshield, Windows & Mirrors
You want to make sure you have great visibility from every angle. Shine up your windshield, windows and mirrors – inside and out - and consider putting a vehicle-safe weather protectant on your glass to stave off the elements, such as Detailer’s Glass Coating.
Check 2: Lights
Make sure your headlights, taillights and all four turn signals are functioning properly before hitting the road.
Tip 3: Consider a Larger Radiator Cooling System
Why would you want a larger radiator? If you can move more coolant, you can cool more things and do so more efficiently.
Tip 4: Protect Your Car from the Elements
It should go without saying to keep your car washed and waxed whenever you’re out and about. Salt spray in the summer can lead to rust, and nobody wants that.
When possible, park your car in the shade, not only for temperature control, but to prevent sun damage and fading.
And when you’re ready to hit the road, be sure to stick to the dry and sunny days for the most enjoyable experience.
Happy summer driving!